Lotte Jensen (1972) is professor of Dutch Literary and Cultural History at Radboud University Nijmegen and heads Dealing with Disasters. Her research focuses on national identity formation, women writers, Dutch theatre, and the history of the press during the period 1600-1850. Jensen is supervisor of all four PhD subprojects and works on a monograph about Dutch history through the prism of natural disasters. For more information, visit her personal website. (l.jensen@let.ru.nl)

Hanneke van Asperen (1974) is an art historian who completed her PhD at Radboud University. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Tilburg University where she studied images of charity and how these reflect contemporary ideas and practices of love and benevolence. She also takes an interest in medieval pilgrims’ souvenirs and religious manuscripts. Her current research focuses on images of natural disasters, especially from the Low Countries. (h.vanasperen@let.ru.nl)

Adriaan Duiveman (1993) completed a bachelor’s in History (2014) and a research master’s in Modern History and International Relations (2016) at the University of Groningen, both with distinction (cum laude). During the master programme, he participated in the Early Modern Studies programme at Uppsala University (Sweden) and specialised in early modern cultural history. Adriaan worked as a coordinator for the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) after graduation. His PhD project focuses on disasters and identity formation in the eighteenth century. (a.duiveman@let.ru.nl)

Marieke van Egeraat (1992) completed a research master’s in Historical Studies at Radboud University in 2017 (with distinction, cum laude), during which she focused on the news industry in the Dutch Republic. Next to her regular courses, she also completed two internships at Huygens ING (The Hague) and Universal Short Title Catalogue (St. Andrews, Scotland). Her PhD project deals with the impact of disasters in the Low Countries in the fifteenth and sixteenth century (1421-1600). (m.vanegeraat@let.ru.nl)

Fons Meijer (1994) completed a bachelor’s in History (2015) and a research master’s in Historical Studies (2017) at Radboud University, both with distinction (cum laude). During his studies, he focused on 19th and 20th century political and social history of Western Europe. Between September 2016 and February 2017, he studied at The University of Sheffield as a part of the Erasmus+ Programme. His PhD project focuses on the impact of disasters in the Netherlands in the nineteenth century (1807-1890) For more information, visit his personal website. (f.meijer@let.ru.nl)

Lilian Nijhuis (1995) completed a bachelor’s in Dutch Language and Culture (2016) and a research master’s in Literary Studies (2018) at Radboud University, both with distinction (cum laude). During her studies, she specialised in early modern Dutch literature, especially of the seventeenth century. Her research interests include the interplay between literature and politics, the reception of the classics, intertextuality and theatre. Her PhD project deals with the impact of disasters and the coping with crisis in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic. (l.nijhuis@let.ru.nl)

From left to right: Hanneke van Asperen, Lilian Nijhuis, Lotte Jensen, Fons Meijer, Adriaan Duiveman, and Marieke van Egeraat.